Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
I have a unique ability to assess and advise individuals in crisis; helping children, adolescents and adults navigate through adjustments, depression and anxiety related issues. Additionally, my clinical skills are utilized in helping family members who are experiencing stress. Currently, I am a full-time professor at Georgian Court University teaching in the social work BSW program. My past position at Georgian Court University as Director of Student Success has allowed me the opportunity to work with students developing goals and problems-solving skills for college students to achieve academic and personal success.
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(732) 908-1259
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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I have a unique ability to assess and advise individuals in crisis; helping children, adolescents and adults navigate through adjustments, depression and anxiety related issues. Additionally, my clinical skills are utilized in helping family members who are experiencing stress. Currently, I am a full-time professor at Georgian Court University teaching in the social work BSW program. My past position at Georgian Court University as Director of Student Success has allowed me the opportunity to work with students developing goals and problems-solving skills for college students to achieve academic and personal success.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BCB Verified
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
From the outside things look like they are going well, but inside you feel stuck and want to shut yourself off from the world. Maybe life seems to have sped up due to the demands of family, work or school. This is far too common and can be emotionally and physically debilitating. Somehow, we end up in our own way and things become overwhelming. The good news is we can also get out of our way. You have already taken an important first step and are considering psychotherapy. Now, imagine yourself being inspired, better able to cope and capable of embracing all that life has to offer. This is where I will help.
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(609) 739-9791
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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From the outside things look like they are going well, but inside you feel stuck and want to shut yourself off from the world. Maybe life seems to have sped up due to the demands of family, work or school. This is far too common and can be emotionally and physically debilitating. Somehow, we end up in our own way and things become overwhelming. The good news is we can also get out of our way. You have already taken an important first step and are considering psychotherapy. Now, imagine yourself being inspired, better able to cope and capable of embracing all that life has to offer. This is where I will help.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LLC Verified
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Therapy can be a powerful tool in promoting change and growth. I strive to provide a warm, relaxed atmosphere that fosters meaningful discussion of the issues that keep people stuck and erode well-being and optimism. In such an environment individuals, couples, and families work toward an understanding of the root causes of negativty, depression, anxiety, and conflict. Together we work to eliminate these issues and build the flexibility, resilency, acceptance, and positive communication style vital for healthy relationships and meaningful, well-lived lives..
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(848) 863-8185
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Therapy can be a powerful tool in promoting change and growth. I strive to provide a warm, relaxed atmosphere that fosters meaningful discussion of the issues that keep people stuck and erode well-being and optimism. In such an environment individuals, couples, and families work toward an understanding of the root causes of negativty, depression, anxiety, and conflict. Together we work to eliminate these issues and build the flexibility, resilency, acceptance, and positive communication style vital for healthy relationships and meaningful, well-lived lives..
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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08755
Paul Santasieri is a Licensed Professional Counselor certified in individual and marriage and family therapy, with over 25 years experience in the field. Paul graduated from The College of NJ with a Masters in Counseling. Prior to coming to Pathways, Paul was a full time Lecturer in Psychology at Ocean County College. Prior to that, Paul was the Supervisor of Student Personnel Services at Colts Neck High School. Paul specializes in all facets of therapy including, individual, marriage and family and an emphasis on adolescents.
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(848) 246-2684 x1
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Toms River, NJ 08755
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Paul Santasieri is a Licensed Professional Counselor certified in individual and marriage and family therapy, with over 25 years experience in the field. Paul graduated from The College of NJ with a Masters in Counseling. Prior to coming to Pathways, Paul was a full time Lecturer in Psychology at Ocean County College. Prior to that, Paul was the Supervisor of Student Personnel Services at Colts Neck High School. Paul specializes in all facets of therapy including, individual, marriage and family and an emphasis on adolescents.
Photo of Kimberly McElwee, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08755
Whether you are experiencing a life transition, unhealthy relationships, feeling "stuck" in a certain place, or something more significant, I will help provide you with an opportunity for change and healthier emotional well-being. I am committed to helping you define and obtain the life you want all within a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. It is my goal to help you be comfortable with therapy and to work as a team on your journey of self-improvement and discovery. Everyone encounters stress and difficult times in their lives.Making the initial decision to enter therapy is not an easy one.
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(848) 256-0221
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Toms River, NJ 08755
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Whether you are experiencing a life transition, unhealthy relationships, feeling "stuck" in a certain place, or something more significant, I will help provide you with an opportunity for change and healthier emotional well-being. I am committed to helping you define and obtain the life you want all within a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. It is my goal to help you be comfortable with therapy and to work as a team on your journey of self-improvement and discovery. Everyone encounters stress and difficult times in their lives.Making the initial decision to enter therapy is not an easy one.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD Verified
Verified
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Toms River, NJ 08753
I have been working with both adults and children for 18 years. I believe in working in partnership with my clients to ensure that they meet their life goals. I believe this work is best done in a caring and supportive environment. I use my specialized techniques and skills to help my clients achieve their goals. I can help ease your transition from one life phase to another. I am also a certified school psychologist and child advocate and understand the laws as they pertain to special education.
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(732) 943-1915
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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I have been working with both adults and children for 18 years. I believe in working in partnership with my clients to ensure that they meet their life goals. I believe this work is best done in a caring and supportive environment. I use my specialized techniques and skills to help my clients achieve their goals. I can help ease your transition from one life phase to another. I am also a certified school psychologist and child advocate and understand the laws as they pertain to special education.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, CJC Verified
Verified
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Toms River, NJ 08753
Leisha Thompson is an Licensed Professional Counselor specializing individual and group therapy. Some of the groups are Co-Parenting, Anger Management, Domestic Violence/Batterer's Intervention and Substance Abuse and recently expanded her private practice, Thompson Therapy Group in Brick, NJ. With over 20 years experience as a therapist, and as a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients including gay and lesbian issues. Leisha also maintains an APC and offers services for students attaining their LPC.
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(732) 355-8085
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Leisha Thompson is an Licensed Professional Counselor specializing individual and group therapy. Some of the groups are Co-Parenting, Anger Management, Domestic Violence/Batterer's Intervention and Substance Abuse and recently expanded her private practice, Thompson Therapy Group in Brick, NJ. With over 20 years experience as a therapist, and as a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients including gay and lesbian issues. Leisha also maintains an APC and offers services for students attaining their LPC.
Photo of Jersey Kpop! online girls group >> Sept 5th, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, Group, Play, Music, Kpop, Kdrama Verified
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08755
Groups Features: Friendship, Self-Esteem, Success, Working Together, Social Skills, Relationships, Coping, Social Media Success, Pressures/Anxiety, Dreams, Goals, and Wellness. Saturdays 1:30-3pm. Group is for girls 12-16 years old.
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(732) 860-2136
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Toms River, NJ 08755
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Groups Features: Friendship, Self-Esteem, Success, Working Together, Social Skills, Relationships, Coping, Social Media Success, Pressures/Anxiety, Dreams, Goals, and Wellness. Saturdays 1:30-3pm. Group is for girls 12-16 years old.
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Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
Are you troubled and stressed in a relationship, but don't know how to change things? Do you say yes when you want to say no? Are you covering up your pain with destructive behaviors? Do you judge yourself harshly and feel you are just never good enough? Negative thoughts, anxiety and low self esteem can be an enormous burden, making it a crushing chore to just get through the day. They affect your relationships, your ability to work, and can lead to substance abuse, over-eating and other behaviors that can pull you into a downward spiral.
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(848) 246-2014
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Are you troubled and stressed in a relationship, but don't know how to change things? Do you say yes when you want to say no? Are you covering up your pain with destructive behaviors? Do you judge yourself harshly and feel you are just never good enough? Negative thoughts, anxiety and low self esteem can be an enormous burden, making it a crushing chore to just get through the day. They affect your relationships, your ability to work, and can lead to substance abuse, over-eating and other behaviors that can pull you into a downward spiral.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
I believe knowledge of our nervous systems with its attachment and stress response functions is important. The relationship we form in therapy can help you to move toward relief, understanding and the change you are hoping for. Knowledge of the nervous system also informs how we will specifically work to heal difficult or even traumatic experiences. We will build awareness, gain skills and ultimately heal mind and body. We will work on past traumas and difficulties, leaning on strengths and natural resilience, creating personalized solutions to develop gifts, find meaning and live according to your values.
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(848) 257-5222
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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I believe knowledge of our nervous systems with its attachment and stress response functions is important. The relationship we form in therapy can help you to move toward relief, understanding and the change you are hoping for. Knowledge of the nervous system also informs how we will specifically work to heal difficult or even traumatic experiences. We will build awareness, gain skills and ultimately heal mind and body. We will work on past traumas and difficulties, leaning on strengths and natural resilience, creating personalized solutions to develop gifts, find meaning and live according to your values.
Photo of Pathways Neuropsychology Associates, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08755
Sean Hennessey graduated from Wagner College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2004. He completed his Master’s Degree in Social Work at Touro College in Manhattan in 2012. He ran his first group therapy session at the age of 21 while completing an undergraduate internship in the field of substance abuse and has continued to develop the skills needed to be a successful clinical social worker through his years of work and practice. He has been primarily working as a therapist at both a group and individual level since 2010 with an initial focus on substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
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(848) 246-2644 x1
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Toms River, NJ 08755
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Sean Hennessey graduated from Wagner College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2004. He completed his Master’s Degree in Social Work at Touro College in Manhattan in 2012. He ran his first group therapy session at the age of 21 while completing an undergraduate internship in the field of substance abuse and has continued to develop the skills needed to be a successful clinical social worker through his years of work and practice. He has been primarily working as a therapist at both a group and individual level since 2010 with an initial focus on substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
Photo of Tony Vega, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08755
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, depression, divorce, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when we need help from a professional to learn how to cope with many of life’s challenges. I would love to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
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(848) 233-3897
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Toms River, NJ 08755
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Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, depression, divorce, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when we need help from a professional to learn how to cope with many of life’s challenges. I would love to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, DRCC Verified
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
One of the most important factors of successful counseling is to have a good connection with your therapist. Every person entering therapy deserves to have an individualized approach that will meet their specific goals. At Mindful Solutions NJ, we offer a free initial phone consultation so you have the chance to learn about the therapist you would work with prior to committing to fees or a long-term therapeutic relationship. During your consultation, we'll discuss your reasons for seeking counseling. You'll also have the chance to learn about your potential counselor's education, training and counseling approach.
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(732) 281-2060
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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One of the most important factors of successful counseling is to have a good connection with your therapist. Every person entering therapy deserves to have an individualized approach that will meet their specific goals. At Mindful Solutions NJ, we offer a free initial phone consultation so you have the chance to learn about the therapist you would work with prior to committing to fees or a long-term therapeutic relationship. During your consultation, we'll discuss your reasons for seeking counseling. You'll also have the chance to learn about your potential counselor's education, training and counseling approach.
Photo of Ann Hoagland, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08757
Are you feeling depressed or anxious? Do you have relationship issues, difficulty coping with aging? People come to therapy for various reasons. I strive to individualize each person's therapy so they will feel comfortable and safe in a non-judgmental atmosphere. In my 22 years, as a therapist, I have helped many people empower themselves to become the type of person they would like to be. It is so rewarding to watch someone grow and change, and then realize all that they have accomplished.
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(732) 751-4573
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Toms River, NJ 08757
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Are you feeling depressed or anxious? Do you have relationship issues, difficulty coping with aging? People come to therapy for various reasons. I strive to individualize each person's therapy so they will feel comfortable and safe in a non-judgmental atmosphere. In my 22 years, as a therapist, I have helped many people empower themselves to become the type of person they would like to be. It is so rewarding to watch someone grow and change, and then realize all that they have accomplished.
Photo of Erica Riczu, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08755
I am a therapist who believes strongly that talk therapy sometimes just isn't enough. Sometimes when a person experiences difficulties in life, their defenses can often get in the way. This is especially true when you are a child, have experienced trauma, or struggle with Eating Disorders. Sandplay therapy and other approaches can help break-down those barriers and promote healing.
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(732) 736-8366
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Toms River, NJ 08755
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I am a therapist who believes strongly that talk therapy sometimes just isn't enough. Sometimes when a person experiences difficulties in life, their defenses can often get in the way. This is especially true when you are a child, have experienced trauma, or struggle with Eating Disorders. Sandplay therapy and other approaches can help break-down those barriers and promote healing.
Photo of Tara King, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, EdD, MA, LPC, LCADC, SAC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
I would like to commend you on your courage to seek professional help! How do I know it takes courage, because at 19, I entered counseling. I had such a positive experience I decided to become a therapist. I truly understand what you are going through and I KNOW how to help you! Please call so I may join you on your road to recovery.I return all calls promptly and personally. I allow you adequate time to express your concerns and answer any questions you may have. I make you feeling safe and secure my first priority.
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(732) 965-3300
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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I would like to commend you on your courage to seek professional help! How do I know it takes courage, because at 19, I entered counseling. I had such a positive experience I decided to become a therapist. I truly understand what you are going through and I KNOW how to help you! Please call so I may join you on your road to recovery.I return all calls promptly and personally. I allow you adequate time to express your concerns and answer any questions you may have. I make you feeling safe and secure my first priority.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08753
I am a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health and promoting the health and well being of my clients. For my undergraduate degree, I moved from Central Jersey (Yes! It exists!) to South Jersey to attend Stockton University. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work with a Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience from Stockton, and then moved on to attend graduate school in Philadelphia. I received my Master of Social Work Degree with a clinical concentration from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice in May of 2020.
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(856) 363-3898
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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I am a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health and promoting the health and well being of my clients. For my undergraduate degree, I moved from Central Jersey (Yes! It exists!) to South Jersey to attend Stockton University. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work with a Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience from Stockton, and then moved on to attend graduate school in Philadelphia. I received my Master of Social Work Degree with a clinical concentration from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice in May of 2020.
Psychologist, Psy.D Verified
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.
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(848) 224-6154
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.
Photo of Cheryl A. Lemanski, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08754
I have experience helping emergency service workers and their families as well as children, adolescents and adults discover hope and achieve their goals. Support, encouragement, feedback and off hours availability as well as an eclectic style of counseling is what my associates and I offer. We may laugh together and we may cry together. Together we will work hard to reach your goals.
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(732) 743-8576
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Toms River, NJ 08754
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I have experience helping emergency service workers and their families as well as children, adolescents and adults discover hope and achieve their goals. Support, encouragement, feedback and off hours availability as well as an eclectic style of counseling is what my associates and I offer. We may laugh together and we may cry together. Together we will work hard to reach your goals.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed., LPC, RPT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Toms River, NJ 08755
Accepting new clients. Does your family walk on eggshells to prevent your child's meltdowns? Maybe you over plan and make accommodations and hope for the best on family outings. You know your child is struggling but you're not sure how to help. As a registered play therapist, I use play techniques, expressive arts, and mind-body activities to help your child learn healthy coping skills. Using play and toys as the child's language, kids can process their feelings and move forward. I also work with adults dealing with overwhelm from parenting stress, anxiety, and depression and can help you learn strategies to reclaim your life.
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(848) 246-2137
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Toms River, NJ 08755
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Accepting new clients. Does your family walk on eggshells to prevent your child's meltdowns? Maybe you over plan and make accommodations and hope for the best on family outings. You know your child is struggling but you're not sure how to help. As a registered play therapist, I use play techniques, expressive arts, and mind-body activities to help your child learn healthy coping skills. Using play and toys as the child's language, kids can process their feelings and move forward. I also work with adults dealing with overwhelm from parenting stress, anxiety, and depression and can help you learn strategies to reclaim your life.

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Therapists in Toms River are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Toms River

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Toms River you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Toms River and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Toms River or family therapy in Toms River.